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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IEA Report Shows Falling Global Investment in Energy, Record Spending on Solar

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, China, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Gas, Geothermal, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Health, hydropower, IEA, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, Market-Based Mechanisms, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mining, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Northern America, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, United States of America, Wave & Tidal, Weather, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IEA Report Shows Falling Global Investment in Energy, Record Spending on Solar

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 July 2018: The International Energy Agency (IEA) report titled, ‘World Energy Investment 2018,’ finds a decline in global investment for renewables and energy efficiency in 2017, but notes that figures are impacted by declining costs. The report notes that state-backed investments account for an increasing share of global energy […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Investment in Africa

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, AU, Banking and Finance, BRICS, Business, Capacity Building & Education, China, Commerce, Culture, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Exports, Finance, Forests & REDD, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Hong Kong, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, Near East, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDG Knowledge Weekly, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, United Kingdom, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Investment in Africa

Source: Small Island Developing States With tensions high in the global community around trade policies and international relations, this week’s brief reviews some of the differences in countries’ approaches to investment abroad. Following recent headlines, it examines China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), in tandem with cooperation in Africa, highlighting the implications for sustainable development […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNFCCC Expert Meeting Compares National Adaptation Goals to SDGs, Sendai Framework

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, Europe, Follow-Up and Review, Germany, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Japan, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, National Government, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Philippines, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN/ISDR, UNFCCC, UNU, Water & Sanitation, Weather, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNFCCC Expert Meeting Compares National Adaptation Goals to SDGs, Sendai Framework

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 August 2018: The UNFCCC Adaptation Committee convened an expert meeting on the theme, ‘National Adaptation Goals/Indicators and Their Relationship with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.’ The meeting sought to provide guidance to Parties on the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of adaptation actions […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Asia, English, events, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, governance, Human Settlements & Population, International Negotiations, Korea, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, National Government, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Tourism, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, United Kingdom, UNWTO, World Trade Organisation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

Source: Small Island Developing States The 7th UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Summit on Urban Tourism is expected to set out a vision towards 2030 for urban tourism and its potential for advancing more sustainable and inclusive cities. Themed, ‘A 2030 Vision for Urban Tourism,’ the Summit will seek to encourage new strategic approaches […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Investors Increase Climate Action, MDBs Support Energy Efficiency and Green Transport Initiatives

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Biomass & Bioenergy, Business, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Gas, GCF, GEF, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Industrial Development, International Financial Institution, Investment, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Market-Based Mechanisms, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, NATO, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Publication, Regional Development Bank, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, South America, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, UNFCCC, Weather, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Investors Increase Climate Action, MDBs Support Energy Efficiency and Green Transport Initiatives

Source: Small Island Developing States 31 July 2018: During the month of July, several multilateral development banks (MDBs) advanced their climate finance targets with various loans and grants announced in support of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. Investors expanded their focus list of companies that have significant opportunities to drive the clean energy transition […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 42 Countries to Present VNRs to HLPF 2019

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Caribbean, Central Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, English, Europe, Fiji, France, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, HLPF 2019, Indonesia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, Near East, New Zealand, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Philippines, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Tonga, UN Intergovernmental Body, United Kingdom, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 42 Countries to Present VNRs to HLPF 2019

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 August 2018: Rhonda King, President of ECOSOC, has informed all UN Permanent Representatives and Observers that the list of countries to present Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the 2019 meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) has been closed. Seven countries will present VNRs for a […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: BRICS Declaration Calls for Full Implementation of Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, Access to Genetic Resources & Benefit-sharing, Adaptation, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, biodiversity, BRICS, Capacity Building & Education, China, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Crude, Culture, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Gas, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, India, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Process, International Negotiations, Investment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Oil, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Russia, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Tourism, Trade, Transport, UNFCCC, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: BRICS Declaration Calls for Full Implementation of Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda

Source: Small Island Developing States 27 July 2018: Following the tenth BRICS Summit themed, ‘BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution,’ leaders of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) issued a statement titled, ‘Johannesburg Declaration,’ underlining their countries’ commitment to implementing the 2030 […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Adaptation Finance Update: Experience Sharing Enhances Access to Climate Finance, Improves Adaptation Practices

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Central Asia, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Employment, Energy, English, Environment, EU, Europe, European Union, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, GCF, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Indonesia, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, Investment, Irrigation, land, Land Tenure and Property Rights, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Malaysia, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Myanmar, National Action, National Government, Near East, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Philippines, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Project, Publication, Regional Development Bank, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Thailand, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN-HABITAT, UNFCCC, United Kingdom, Water & Sanitation, Water Storage, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Adaptation Finance Update: Experience Sharing Enhances Access to Climate Finance, Improves Adaptation Practices

Source: Small Island Developing States 31 July 2018: During the month of July, several adaptation programmes around the world achieved access to climate finance. The Adaptation Fund approved a pilot South-South cooperation readiness support package to foster cooperation on adaptation project development, accreditation and access to climate finance. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) finalized its […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ISA Adopts Strategic Plan, Discusses Draft Regulations

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, Access to Genetic Resources & Benefit-sharing, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Budget, Caribbean, Central Africa, China, Conservation, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, Exploration, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, Impact Assessment, International Negotiations, Latin America and the Caribbean, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mining, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UNCLOS  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ISA Adopts Strategic Plan, Discusses Draft Regulations

Source: Small Island Developing States 29 July 2018: The second part of the 24th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Council made progress on the draft exploitation regulations on deep-seabed mining, while recognizing the need for further work on the payment mechanism, environmental protection and the Enterprise. The ISA Assembly adopted the Strategic Plan […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: State of California, Fujitsu Advance Climate Action

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Energy, English, Exploration, Gas, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, hydropower, Industrial Development, Japan, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Near East, News, North Africa, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Other Energy Sources, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, Weather, Western Asia, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: State of California, Fujitsu Advance Climate Action

Source: Small Island Developing States 26 July 2018: In recent news regarding efforts to address climate change, the US state of California and the global technology company Fujitsu advanced climate action, while the 2018 trend of extreme weather extended into July. California announced that it has met one of its climate goals early, with the […]

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